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    Umhlanga’s Shalom Mikvah - a dream come true

    Feb 16, 2017 Go comment!
    “'If you will it, it is no dream; and if you do not will it, a dream it is and a dream it will stay.” Theodor Herzl’s immortal words on his vision for a Jewish homeland were brought to life once again, this time in the seaside North Coast village of Umhlanga Rocks where the decades long aspiration of Reb Shlomo and Devorah Wainer to open a mikvah has become a reality.
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    Slippery slope: Rights of schools vs pupils

    Feb 15, 2017 Go comment!
    The complex issue of the rights of schools versus the rights of learners, often finds itself being resolved by courts around the world. There are at least two legal precedents where higher courts have overturned lower court rulings on the constitutional rights of learners in South African case law.
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    How ‘girl from Queens’ beat arch Holocaust denier

    Feb 09, 2017 Go comment!
    Film: Denial Cast: Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott Director: Mick Jackson Classification: 7-9 PG
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    • MikeRoseLererCohen

    Splendid work on Lithuanian Jewry

    Feb 09, 2017 Go comment!
    Rose Lerer Cohen is an “accidental genealogist” who was “provoked” into following that career path.
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    A nostalgic trip down Eastern European lanes

    Feb 09, 2017 Go comment!
    South African Jews have an enduring fascination with their genealogy - their roots - as a “full-house” Great Park Shul hall attested to on Sunday evening, when expat South African Eli Rabinowitz shared this passion with a South African audience.
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    • SuzanneMatricAchievement1

    Why are Matrics getting so many distinctions?

    Feb 09, 2017 2 Comments
    School marks achieved today by learners appear to be much higher than in their parents’ time. And the students seem to be under much more pressure.
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    • Property Glenhazel

    Home buyers pay R1million premium to live in ‘shtetl’

    Feb 09, 2017 2 Comments
    Why are Jewish home buyers in Johannesburg prepared to battle it out and bid against each other for the privilege of living in Glenhazel or Fairmount? Read this to find out. Emerging in between this very small number of highly sought-after homes over the past few years has been an ever-increasing number of kosher businesses - and businesses that service the needs of the Jewish market. Even office space in this unique “shtetl” goes at a huge premium, if one can find premises.
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    Exciting model to ‘fund the missing middle’

    Feb 09, 2017 Go comment!
    The government-funded NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) provides student loans for the lowest income earners (where the family earns a maximum of R120 000 a year), to make tertiary education accessible to them; upper-income families pay their own way.
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    All quiet on the university front

    Feb 09, 2017 Go comment!
    South African universities began opening their doors this week, with the entire nation waiting in anticipation to see what happens. This follows an 18-month-long period of intermittent chaos during the #feesMustFall protests, which culminated when the universities finally ended their 2016 academic year.
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    Talking tachlis, a Q&A with Prof Adam Habib

    Feb 08, 2017 4 Comments
    With so much concern among the community about the campus unrest of the past eighteen months, the #FeesMustFall movement and the general stability of the South African public University system, Jewish Report asked Professor Adam Habib, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of SA’s largest university, Wits, some very tough questions. Professor Habib’s answers were surprisingly frank and will make interesting reading for everyone.
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    Now Bobroffs hit with R24m defamation suit

    Feb 06, 2017 1 Comment
    Moneyweb ran a story this morning in which it said five people have sued Ronald and Darren Bobroff, whom they called “disgraced personal injury lawyers”, claiming a whopping R24 million in damages. Each applicant is claiming R100 000 for each case of alleged defamation. The five claimants are attorneys Anthony Millar and Norman Berger, Rael Zimmerman, ex-Bobroffs partner Stephen Bezuidenhout and the journalist who was instrumental in uncovering the scandal, Tony Beamish.
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    Peter Sternberg passes on in London

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    Peter Sternberg, a vice-president of the African Jewish Congress and former president of the Zimbabwe Jewish Board of Deputies, died in England last week and was buried in London.
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    • SuzanneKimberleyCommunity2

    Kimberley steeped in Jewish history

    Feb 02, 2017 3 Comments
    They say “a diamond is forever” - and this has proved a truism in the mining city of Kimberley. Although numbering 25 souls, despite demographics and moving to major cities and overseas, the Kimberley Jewish community - members of the Griqualand West Hebrew Congregation - has not vanished into the city’s Big Hole.
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    • JackSportKaplan

    Maccabi SA coup as Jonathan Kaplan roped in

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Jonathan Kaplan, one of the most respected and highly rated rugby referees in the world in recent years, has been appointed “Director of Referees” for this year’s Maccabi Games. Kaplan, who has put his whistle away on international level, is still maintaining a keen interest and passion for the game.
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    Vicki Mervis makes the world a better place through dance

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Vicki Mervis (42) reaches out to the underprivileged through the medium of all forms of dance. Largely shunning the limelight, this Trinity-qualified dance teacher, steeped in musical theatre and even rock ‘n roll, modern jazz and hip hop, is eminently qualified to see to the needs of the younger generation, athough she does not exclude adults.
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    Dirmeik writes a valuable guide

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    If Linda Dirmeik has her way, Attimo will be a regular guest at homes and high schools everywhere.
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    Light-hearted look at Jewish mother archetype

    Jan 26, 2017 Go comment!
    In a one-woman show conceptualised, directed and performed by Austrian-based Jenny Simanowitz, she investigates the archetype of the Jewish mother. The play, Who’s Afraid of the Jewish Mother? previews at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Observatory, Cape Town on February 1, and will be on for one night only.
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    Trevor Rabin in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    Jan 26, 2017 Go comment!
    South African-born musician and film score composer Trevor Rabin (shortened from Rabinowitz) (62) is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with fellow members of British super group “Yes”.
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    Rubin earns praise from Federer after Oz Open loss

    Jan 26, 2017 Go comment!
    Noah Rubin admitted to being star struck when he played Roger Federer in the second round of the Australian Open last week.
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    • BrianJossHitler

    Shorts displaying a smiling Hitler face destroyed

    Jan 26, 2017 3 Comments
    Ashleigh Battle, owner of The Lot, a chain of six fashion stores, reacted immediately to a post from Chloe Sarah Shain and removed smiley face emojis that resembled Hitler, from two pairs of shorts that were on sale at her Sea Point branch, and apologised on the Cape Town Jewish community Facebook page.
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